November 28, 2022

Volume XII, Number 332


Commission Meeting Minutes - February 21 Meeting

The Mississippi Gaming Commission held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. at the Jackson offices of the Mississippi Gaming Commission. Executive Director Allen Godfrey, Chairman Al Hopkins and Commissioners Jerry Griffith and Tom Gresham were in attendance. The following matters were considered:


The Commission approved the issuance of licenses to the following:

  • Modern Gaming, Inc. as a manufacturer and distributor
  • GLORY LTD as a manufacturer (with exemption from 13 MS Adm. Code Pt. 2, Rule 8.5(a) and (b))
  • Glory Global Solutions Inc. as a manufacturer and distributor (with exemption from MS. Code Ann. § 75-76-207(1) and (4) (1972))


The Commission approved findings of suitability for the following persons and entities:

  • Bruce A. Hecht, Chief Financial Officer, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC
  • Joseph E. Bertolone, President – North America, Ainsworth Game Technology Limited, Ainsworth Game Technology, Inc.
  • Richard A. Rankin, Chairman of the Board of Churchill Downs, Inc. and subsidiaries - SW Gaming LLC d/b/a Harlow’s Casino Resort & Spa, Magnolia Hill, LLC d/b/a Riverwalk Casino Hotel
  • Rory E. Fradella, President, Modern Gaming, Inc.


The Commission approved the following:

  • GLORY LTD. and Glory Global Solutions Inc. received a renewal of their shelf offering approval.


The Commission approved the recommendation of the Executive Director to accept the hearing officer’s decisions with respect to the following:

  • D’eldrick Taylor
  • Latrisha Washington
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Thomas Shepherd, Gaming Attorney, IAGA President, 2014, Jones Walker Law FIrm

Tommy Shepherd is a partner in the firm’s Business and Commercial Transactions Practice Group. As an accomplished gaming attorney, he served as President of the International Association of Gaming Advisors (IAGA) in 2014.

Tommy represents major casino companies, Native American tribes, manufacturers, suppliers, and financial institutions regarding all matters relating to the development, financing, licensing and operation of gaming and resort facilities. His extensive experience in such matters includes public-private leases, financings, land use approvals, statutory and regulatory...

Chris Pace, Business, Commercial Transactions Attorney, Jones Walker Law FIrm

Chris Pace is an attorney in the firm's Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group and practices from the firm's Jackson office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of project finance and economic development law, state and local government law, economic development incentives and gaming law.

His clients include both county and municipal governmental bodies, as well as new and expanding business concerns such as a large steel company investing over $1 billion in a new facility, and a new regional beverage supplier investing millions of dollars to expand its existing...